Is BOJ's Kuroda already a lame duck?

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    The Nikkei (Japan media) asks that question in  apiece published for today

    Some of the points:

    • "He is a lame duck now," one BOJ official said after the bank's comprehensive review of its easy money policy was released in September
    • The shift in the BOJ's policy focus from the monetary base to interest rates is seen as an admission by Kuroda that his policy had failed.
    • Kuroda's term ends in around 18 months

    The article also says expectations are for no further easing this year. With only a couple of months to go that could well be right, but I wouldn't be concluding Kuroda's bazooka is empty ...

    The full piece is here

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